2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs

The play-offs of the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition involve the four runners-up with the best records among all nine groups in the qualifying group stage: Austria, Norway, Serbia, and Spain. The draw for the play-offs was held on 14 October 2016.[1]

The play-offs are played in home-and-away two-legged format. The two play-off winners qualify for the final tournament.[2]

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

To determine the four best second-placed teams from the qualifying group stage which advance to the play-offs, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third, fourth and fifth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the sixth-placed team (for groups with six teams) are not included. As a result, eight matches played by each second-placed team will count for the purposes of determining the ranking.[3]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 6   Spain 8 5 2 1 22 9 +13 17 Play-offs
2 2   Serbia 8 5 2 1 18 8 +10 17
3 7   Austria 8 5 1 2 20 12 +8 16
4 9   Norway 8 5 1 2 12 10 +2 16
5 4   Israel 8 4 3 1 13 4 +9 15
6 8   Netherlands 8 4 2 2 15 10 +5 14
7 3   France 8 4 2 2 13 8 +5 14
8 1   Belgium 8 4 0 4 10 10 0 12
9 5   Bulgaria 8 3 2 3 8 7 +1 11
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coefficient.

MatchesEdit

All times are CET (UTC+1).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Serbia   2–1   Norway 2–0 0–1
Austria   1–1 (a)   Spain 1–1 0–0
Serbia  2–0  Norway
Đurđević   6'
Haraldseid   69' (o.g.)
Report
Norway  1–0  Serbia
Elyounoussi   70' Report

Serbia qualified for the final tournament.


Austria  1–1  Spain
Castro   61' (o.g.) Report Deulofeu   45+2' (pen.)
Spain  0–0  Austria
Report

Spain qualified for the final tournament.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U21 play-offs: Serbia v Norway, Austria v Spain". UEFA.com. 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2015–17" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Austria, Norway, Serbia, Spain in Friday U21 play-off draw". UEFA.com. 11 October 2016.

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